Jeffery Meadows, MD

Pediatric cardiologist

Dr. Jeffery Meadows is a pediatric cardiologist at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital who specializes in treating complex heart disease with cardiac catheterization procedures. He treats infants and children whose conditions existed at birth or developed later, as well as adults who have had heart conditions since birth.

In the Pediatric Heart Center, Meadows directs the Pediatric and Congenital Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory, which tests heart and pulmonary function before, during and after exercise. His treatment expertise includes atrial and ventricular septal defect closure, balloon angioplasty and valvuloplasty collateral vessel closure, endovascular stent placement, invasive physiologic assessment and angiography (X-ray imaging using injectable dye), and percutaneous pulmonary valve placement.

In his research, Meadows focuses on pediatric interventional cardiology (noninvasive catheter procedures to address structural heart problems). He also works on quantitatively assessing function of the heart's ventricles and vessels, particularly in patients with complex single ventricle anatomy (a group of heart defects in which there is one pumping chamber instead of two).

Meadows earned his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatric internal medicine and fellowships in pediatric cardiology and pediatric interventional cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital.

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Interventional Cardiology Program
1975 Fourth St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-4704
Fax: (415) 353-4144

Pediatric and Congenital Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-3774
Fax: (415) 353-8675

Pediatric Heart Center Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2008
Fax: (415) 353-4144

Conditions & Treatments

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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 2000


Children's Hospital of Boston, Pediatrics 2003


Children's Hospital of Boston, Pediatric Cardiology 2004
Children's Hospital of Boston, Interventional Cardiology 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Taggart NW, Cabalka AK, Eicken A, Aboulhosn JA, Thomson JDR, Whisenant B, Bocks ML, Schubert S, Jones TK, Asnes JD, Fagan TE, Meadows J, Hoyer M, Martin MH, Ing FF, Turner DR, Latib A, Tzifa A, Windecker S, Goldstein BH, Delaney JW, Kuo JA, Foerster S, Gillespie M, Butera G, Shahanavaz S, Horlick E, Boudjemline Y, Dvir D, McElhinney DB. Outcomes of Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve-in-Valve Implantation in Patients With Ebstein Anomaly. Am J Cardiol. 2018 Jan 15; 121(2):262-268.
  2. Morray BH, McElhinney DB, Boudjemline Y, Gewillig M, Kim DW, Grant EK, Bocks ML, Martin MH, Armstrong AK, Berman D, Danon S, Hoyer M, Delaney JW, Justino H, Qureshi AM, Meadows JJ, Jones TK. Multicenter Experience Evaluating Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Bovine Jugular Vein (Contegra) Right Ventricle to Pulmonary Artery Conduits. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Jun; 10(6).
  3. McElhinney DB, Cabalka AK, Aboulhosn JA, Eicken A, Boudjemline Y, Schubert S, Himbert D, Asnes JD, Salizzoni S, Bocks ML, Cheatham JP, Momenah TS, Kim DW, Schranz D, Meadows J, Thomson JD, Goldstein BH, Crittendon I, Fagan TE, Webb JG, Horlick E, Delaney JW, Jones TK, Shahanavaz S, Moretti C, Hainstock MR, Kenny DP, Berger F, Rihal CS, Dvir D. Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve-in-Valve Implantation for the Treatment of Dysfunctional Surgical Bioprosthetic Valves: An International, Multicenter Registry Study. Circulation. 2016 Apr 19; 133(16):1582-93.
  4. Karamlou T, Meadows J. The investigation of a study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Aug; 150(2):367-8.
  5. Meadows J, Minahan M, McElhinney DB, McEnaney K, Ringel R. Intermediate Outcomes in the Prospective, Multicenter Coarctation of the Aorta Stent Trial (COAST). Circulation. 2015 May 12; 131(19):1656-64.
  6. Hiremath G, Meadows J, Moore P. How Slow Can We Go? 4 Frames Per Second (fps) Versus 7.5 fps Fluoroscopy for Atrial Septal Defects (ASDs) Device Closure. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Jun; 36(5):1057-61.
  7. Meadows JJ, Moore PM, Berman DP, Cheatham JP, Cheatham SL, Porras D, Gillespie MJ, Rome JJ, Zahn EM, McElhinney DB. Use and performance of the Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve in native and postsurgical, nonconduit right ventricular outflow tracts. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Jun; 7(3):374-80.
  8. Kobayashi D, Meadows J, Forbes TJ, Moore P, Javois AJ, Pedra CA, Du W, Gruenstein DH, Wax DF, Hill JA, Graziano JN, Fagan TE, Alvarez WM, Nykanen DG, Divekar AA. Standardizing radiation dose reporting in the pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory-a multicenter study by the CCISC (Congenital Cardiovascular Interventional Study Consortium). Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Nov 01; 84(5):785-93.
  9. Smith BM, Ezeokoli NJ, Kipps AK, Azakie A, Meadows JJ. Course, predictors of diaphragm recovery after phrenic nerve injury during pediatric cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Sep; 96(3):938-42.
  10. Landman G, Kipps A, Moore P, Teitel D, Meadows J. Outcomes of a modified approach to transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Jul 01; 82(1):143-9.
  11. Natal-Hernandez L, Meadows J, Shunk KA, Boyle AJ. Percutaneous retrograde recanalization of a chronic total coronary artery occlusion in a 7 year old. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2013 Mar-Apr; 14(2):113-7.
  12. Meadows J, Teitel D, Moore P. Use and performance of premounted stents compared to nonpremounted stents in pediatric and adult congenital cardiac catheterization. J Interv Cardiol. 2013 Feb; 26(1):58-61.
  13. Lowenthal A, Kipps AK, Brook MM, Meadows J, Azakie A, Moon-Grady AJ. Prenatal diagnosis of atrial restriction in hypoplastic left heart syndrome is associated with decreased 2-year survival. Prenat Diagn. 2012 May; 32(5):485-90.
  14. Muzzarelli S, Meadows AK, Ordovas KG, Higgins CB, Meadows JJ. Usefulness of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging to predict the need for intervention in patients with coarctation of the aorta. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Mar 15; 109(6):861-5.
  15. Muzzarelli S, Meadows AK, Ordovas KG, Hope MD, Higgins CB, Nielsen JC, Geva T, Meadows JJ. Prediction of hemodynamic severity of coarctation by magnetic resonance imaging. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Nov 01; 108(9):1335-40.
  16. Muzzarelli S, Ordovas KG, Hope MD, Meadows JJ, Higgins CB, Meadows AK. Diagnostic value of the flow profile in the distal descending aorta by phase-contrast magnetic resonance for predicting severe coarctation of the aorta. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Jun; 33(6):1440-6.
  17. Meadows J, Jenkins K. Protein-losing enteropathy: integrating a new disease paradigm into recommendations for prevention and treatment. Cardiol Young. 2011 Aug; 21(4):363-77.
  18. Meadows J, Landzberg MJ. Advances in transcatheter interventions in adults with congenital heart disease. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2011 Jan-Feb; 53(4):265-73.
  19. Meadows J, Teitel D, Moore P. Anatomic and technical predictors of stent malposition during implantation for vascular obstruction in patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Oct; 3(10):1080-6.
  20. Meadows J, Lang P, Marx G, Rhodes J. Fontan fenestration closure has no acute effect on exercise capacity but improves ventilatory response to exercise. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Jul 08; 52(2):108-13.

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